Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tom Evans and Bella Comerford win 2008 IM Florida

The weather conditions in Panama City Beach were nearly perfect and Canadian Tom Evans took full advantage of the situation. He had a perfect day himself, beat a stellar field and stormed to a new course record at the 2008 Ironman Florida. Tom's time of 8:07:59 might quite possibly be the fastest Ironman time recorded by a guy who is 40 years old.

Bella Comerford now has won the race 5 times, and her win this year came only 3 weeks after her 7th place at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Bella also won Ironman South Africa, Ironman Lanzarote, Ironman UK and Ironman 70.3 UK.

Congratulations to these 2 blueseventy athletes and all other athletes who competed in Florida.

Top 5 men

1. Tom Evans (CAN) 8:07:59 *
2. Torbjorn Sindballe (DEN) 8:17:51 *
3. Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:23:00
4. Christophe Bastie (FRA) 8:24:41
5. Uwe Widmann (GER) 8:25:34

Top 5 women

1. Bella Comerford (GBR) 9:07:49
2. Tamara Kozulina (UKR) 9:14:15
3. Jessica Jacobs (USA) 9:17:51
4. Bree Wee (USA) 9:26:46
5. Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:37:50

* = Evans and Sindballe both went under the previous course record

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